Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Michigan Wolverines travel to Purdue on Saturday for the Big Ten football opener. Among the various renditions of "The Victors" that will help fans get in a spirited mood is this unique arrangement presented by The Moanin' Frogs, a sextet of current and former U-M saxophone students.

U-M efforts to meet sustainability goals reviewed at town hall
The latest sustainability-related efforts on campus — from creating “compost tea” liquid fertilizer to efficiency upgrades for buildings and vehicles — were on the discussion menu at a Campus Sustainability Town Hall forum Thursday.

State of the Book symposium celebrates the creative economy
The State of the Book symposium, which opens at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rackham Auditorium, seeks to celebrate the healthy state of Michigan's literary contributions, through free programs focused on Michigan writers and the craft of writing. It features Charles Baxter, award-winning fiction writer and novelist, and Philip Levine, a former poet laureate of the United States.

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine marks 50 years of caring for lab animals
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, the division of the Medical School that provides animal care and research expertise to more than 500 scientific teams from all over U-M. More than 250,000 animals, from mice and rats to sheep and pigs, are in the care of ULAM.

CRIME ALERT: Sexual Assault
2:30 a.m. today; off-campus, Hill Street, between Church and Tappan streets.

The Michigan Difference

Career guidance overseas
Not even a U.S. State Department security warning could keep UM-Dearborn's Barbara Peitsch and Mike Callahan from their planned travels this summer. The two traveled to the Middle East and North Africa as part of a reverse professional exchange. They hoped to promote the process of guiding, counseling and mentoring young people in their educational and career choices. In many of the host locations, students graduate with desired degrees but few resources to help them find employment.